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Taking Anti-Immigrant Fervor Too Far

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 01.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

What's the matter with Kansas? A decade ago, a best-selling book of that title examined how Kansas veered rightward after a long history as a left-wing hotbed. It looks like Kansas may be shifting course again.

Elise Foley

Alabama Immigration Law To Doctors: Papers, Please | Elise Foley | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some Alabama physicians and physician assistants were surprised this week to receive a letter with a new demand from the Alabama Board o...

President Obama, Immigrant Families Need More Than Deferrals

Mallika Dutt | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Mallika Dutt

These aspiring citizens strengthen our economy, enrich our culture, and share our values. And yet deportations remain at an all-time high, leaving the mothers of some of our best and brightest unsure if they'll even be back to pick them up at school at the end of the day.

Alabama's Anti-immigrant Laws Put More Than 13,000 Good Export Jobs at Risk

Robert E. Scott | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Robert E. Scott

Respect for the civil and labor rights of all workers, both documented and undocumented, is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing if Alabama wants to keep and expand its exports to Mexico and the jobs they support.

John Celock

Lawmakers Pass Stricter Voter Reg Law For 2012 | John Celock | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass legislation requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration star...

Elise Foley

Alabama Immigration Debate Moves To Mexican Government | Elise Foley | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Service Employees International Union continued its fight against Alabama immigration law HB 56 on Monday by filing a complaint with...

Will Mississippi Choose the Higher Road or Follow Down a Misguided Path?

Elena Lacayo | Posted 05.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Elena Lacayo

We need to stand strong with our brothers and sisters and show Alabama, Mississippi, and every other state that Americans will not stand for laws that trample on liberty and justice for all.

My Hope: A Fear-Free Alabama

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 05.22.2012 | Latino Voices
Marielena Hincapié

As Esperanza asked what I thought she could do, I found myself paralyzed. Esperanza asked if she could call the police. A chill went through my spine as the lawyer in me carefully answered that I did not think that was safe under HB 56.

Selma to Montgomery March Marks a New Phase for the Civil and Human Rights Movement

Wade Henderson, Esq. | Posted 05.12.2012 | Black Voices
Wade Henderson, Esq.

Last week's 47th commemoration of the Bloody Sunday March of 1965 marks a new phase in the civil rights movement. Though our nation has progressed since 1965, we are not yet finished with the struggle to include everyone in the fullness that American life has to offer.

Elise Foley

Alabama Immigration Law Opponents Turn to Auto Manufacturers | Elise Foley | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

Civil rights groups plan to increase pressure on automakers that have plants in Alabama in an effort to stop the state's contested immigration law, a ...

Elise Foley

Video Series Asks On Immigration Law: 'Is This Alabama?' | Elise Foley | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not all Alabamians support the state's HB 56 immigration law, explicitly designed to drive undocumented immigrants out of the state. In ...

Civil Rights Groups Urge Automakers to Take a Stand Against HB 56

Janet Murguía | Posted 04.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

Alabama legislators chose to trample on the civil rights of state citizens, enacting a law that encourages racial profiling, punishes innocent children, and jeopardizes the entire economic well-being of the state.

Anna Staver

Opponents Of Alabama Immigration Law Seek Allies In Business Sector | Anna Staver | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Opponents of Alabama's contested immigration law are asking local manufacturers of Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Hyundai cars to help them pu...

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Asks Activist Scott Douglas Why Latinos In Alabama Are 'The New Negro'

Posted 01.18.2012 | Latino Voices

On Monday's The Colbert Report, Scott Douglas, the Executive Director of Greater Birmingham Ministries, called Latinos the "new Negro." Making refe...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Endorsed By Architect Of Arizona Immigration Law | Elise Foley | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced on Wednesday an endorsement from Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state who helped wr...

Standing Strong Against Discrimination

Janet Murguía | Posted 02.21.2012 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

If George Wallace and his family could change their minds on the issue of civil rights and discrimination, so can the legislature and the current governor of Alabama on HB 56.

Elise Foley

Alabama Governor Working With Lawmakers To Change Controversial Immigration Law | Elise Foley | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said on Friday that he is working with lawmakers on a bill to revise the state's immigration law, after concerns were rais...

Elise Foley

Repeal Parts Of State Immigration Law: Alabama AG | Elise Foley | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

As Alabama Democrats gather support for a full repeal of the state's immigration law, the Republican attorney general called on Tuesday for state legi...

Elise Foley

Democrats Visit Alabama To Push For End Of Immigration Law | Elise Foley | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

A group of congressional Democrats gathered in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday to show support for a growing movement against the state's immigration law,...

Undocumented Protester Arrested In Alabama, Speaks Out Against HB56

Posted 11.16.2011 | Latino Voices

"My name is Fernanda Marroquin, and if you're watching this I've been arrested," the young undocumented protester begins her YouTube testimony. Mar...

Let Children Learn -- In Alabama and Beyond

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Azadeh Shahshahani

No child in this country can be denied a public education. This is settled law, but not for Alabama legislators, who passed an anti-immigrant law with a provision requiring elementary and secondary schools to determine students' and parents' citizenship status.

The Impact of Alabama's Extreme HB56 Law

Voto Latino | Posted 01.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

The almost 200,000 Latinos who remain in Alabama have been left in a state of fear and insecurity.

Different State, Same Hate

Elena Lacayo | Posted 01.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Elena Lacayo

NCLR is equally frustrated with the lack of movement at the federal level on this issue. But that frustration should not give state legislators permission to overstep their legal boundaries and pass irresponsible laws that jeopardize the security of their citizens and violate Americans' civil rights.

Elise Foley

Alabama Lawmaker: Undocumented Immigrants Don't Have To Go Home, But They Can't Stay There | Elise Foley | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama immigration law H.B. 56 is driving undocumented immigrants out of the state, leaving jobs empty and some farms unable to harvest...

Some African-Americans in Alabama see HB 56 as "a giant step backwards"

Maribel Hastings | Posted 07.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

That community finds itself in dire straits in Alabama under its new law HB 56, which, even after a court ruling temporarily blocking some provisions from being enforced, continues to wreak havoc among families made up of immigrants, legal residents and citizens, and continues to affect the economy and the image Alabama is projecting to the country and the world.